Rear Seat Retaining Springs

These springs are the same for Ford GPW and Willys MB, aren’t they?

No they are not!!

Willys part number: A-2830
Ford GPW: 1161302

Ford did not design the Jeep and manufactured it under license to Willys, they simply copied the Willys drawings and their tooling department did not necessarily follow the Willys shape exactly.

The picture shows two springs clearly marked as to Ford and Willys.

The main difference is in the angle as marked.

To many restorers, this is not significant. But to those who don’t want to mix up parts, we hope this detail will assist.

Happy Jeep Restoring,
Darcy Miller

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